Originally Posted by THX1720
My opinion is that all flat panel TV speakers are not adequate. What is the reason you want to try to not use your surround sound? I paid good money for my surround system and I enjoy everytime I turn on the TV.
As far as all flat panel speakers not being adequate I would agree for the most part, but I would say the the on-board sound from both my past 60" Pioneer plasma's (6070 and 6020 Kuro) was not to bad.
Pioneer plasma's have a sub channel output as well and that makes a big difference.
I am still amazed that NO OTHER panel makers include a sub output.
As far as why I dont want to use my surround system,,,, Im an apartment renter, so I cant tear apart walls to hide wiring, also being an apartment dweller I get sick of complaints from my neighbors,,,,, I also like as much of a minimalist look as I can get.
I watch about 80% HD cable and only about 20% movies,,,,,a full on system is great for movies but since movie viewing is such a small part of my viewing habits I wonder sometimes if its justified.
Anyhow, those are some of the reasons I wanting to get opinons on the BBE VIVA HD3D sound quality.